Give Me Shelter, Perspectives On YoGive Me Shelter, Perspectives On Youth Violence receives 2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy® Nomination

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The documentary observes how collaborative community led solutions can better serve the at-risk youth of Allentown, PA.

Lehigh Valley, PA – August 7, 2020, eMediaWorks received a regional Emmy nomination from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) – Mid-Atlantic Chapter in the Public/Current/Community Affairs – Program/Special category for its program Give Me Shelter, Perspectives On Youth Violence. Teri Haddad, Executive Producer stated, “The program follows gang leaders, business leaders, and neighborhood nonprofits in Allentown coming together and pooling resources to address the needs of at-risk youth in their community.  Our hope is that Give Me Shelter brings heightened awareness to the issue of youth violence and encourages people to take positive action and I am honored to be able to tell this story.”

The documentary addresses the subjects as the cost of youth violence, the need for conflict resolution, and reveals how access and opportunity can provide alternative pathways to the children of Allentown. Laura Bennett, Producer noted that “Youth violence has serious and lasting effects on the physical, mental, and social health of young people and affects our entire community in multiple ways. The collaborative problem solving between diverse groups to address the short- and long-term consequences of violence is just one of the reasons for Allentown’s renaissance.” 

The documentary is sponsored by Lehigh Valley Health Network, Air Products and The Marcon Family.

Nominees include:

Teri Haddad, EdD, Executive Producer

Matthew Lewis, Producer/Editor

Laura Bennett, Producer

Steven Whitcombe, Director of Photography
Gabriel Spitale, Director of Photography

The 2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy® Awards will be virtually presented Saturday, September 19, 2020.

About eMediaWorks

eMediaWorks is an award-winning educational media company providing consulting services for clients seeking high impact programming. The team’s knowledge and expertise are communicating complex content in engaging and meaningful ways. eMediaWorks is the recipient of 11 Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy® Awards and 28 Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy® nominations.



The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, annually recognizes outstanding achievements in television and related fields by presenting Emmy® Awards in the Chapter’s designated region. All Emmy® entries are judged outside the region by panels of peer professionals working in comparable television markets across the country. To learn more,

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